[distcc] DistCC / Multicast

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Mon Feb 6 12:35:33 GMT 2006

On  2 Feb 2006, Simon B <simonb at kaizo.org> wrote:
> Hi There,
> 1st up, many thanks for this excellent utility, it's making my headaches
> not go away, but at least come on a little quicker ;-))
> Have you considered using a multicast address for listening?  It could
> be one way of getting around the hassle of having to set distcc hosts..?

distcc uses tcp connections to carry the requests and responses, and
multicast doesn't work with tcp, only udp.  multicast udp could be good
for checking the load of servers or seeing if they have a cached result.

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